Monday, August 2, 2004

Hogzilla vs. Godzilla

Legend grows around 'Hogzilla' (MSNBC - 28 July 2004 - Elliott Minor)

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Feral hogs, popularly known as wild hogs, are domestic hogs that escaped from farms and began living off the land. They lay waste to corn and peanut fields and deprive more than 100 species -- including squirrels and deer -- of food.

This single picture of Hogzilla, even if a fake, is better by orders of magnitude than that mindsuck, *Godzilla* released a few years ago. That film was so bad, in fact, it almost took the all-glorious *Ferris Bueller's Day Off* down a notch (of course by some mysterious cinematic radiation coursing retroactively through Matthew Broderick's career).

At any rate, this story adds even greater power to Margaret Atwood's *Oryx and Crake*, a book long-time readers know I've praised more than once (it's probably the best book I've read in the last year, and certainly the best work of fiction). Atwood describes "pigoons" as gigantic pigs genetically engineered for organ harvesting; and they're nasty, clever beasts. Shivers still.

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